What’s The Eight-Year-Old reading this week?

MollyMoon
Our mostly-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross The Eight-Year-Old’s desk. This week, The Eight-Year-Old’s inquiring mind wants to know about hypnosis. 

A sampling of this week’s books:

The Eight-Year-Old’s third grade classroom book shelf is the gift that keeps on giving. On Wednesday, The Eight-Year-Old discovered Molly Moon and her incredible talent for hypnotism. The Eight-Year-Old has been speaking to me with wide swirly eyes ever since.

That is, when she can bear to look up from her book at all. She even canceled Family Togetherness Masterchef Junior TV Time this week in favor of reading about Molly Moon’s hypnotic adventures in Hollywood.

These Molly Moon books must be exceptionally compelling reading. I thought nothing could come between The Eight-Year-Old and her affection for the nice version of Gordon Ramsey. I might have to read one of these books myself.

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book, Did Dinosaurs Have Belly Buttons?, is currently planned for release in 2018. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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